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Francois Jacob, 1961

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Genes can be turned on and off.
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Francois Jacob draws out the control mechanism he co-discovered.
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Small image of Francois Jacob's lac operon drawing.
15886. Lac operon problem
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Matt Meselson also had a hand in Sydney Brenner's RNA experiment. He talks about the experiment and how they waited for James Watson's group to finished their RNA work before publishing.
16688. Animation 33: Genes can be turned on and off.
Jacques Monod and Francois Jacob work with how bacteria breaks large sugars into smaller pieces.
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